A 59 year old British tourist succumbed to her injuries earlier today, while another is in critical condition and receiving treatment at the Monaragala hospital after the tourist cab they were traveling collided head on with a Divisional Secretariat vehicle.
The British couple who were heading towards Yala Sanctuary collided head-on with a Ella Divisional Secretariat Office cab in Randeniya. The couple was rushed to the Monaragala hospital for treatment. A Magisterial inquiry into the incident is scheduled to be conducted today. (SG)
We all know they drive. The Private Cab Drivers are well trained and safe drivers.
Pedro Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:47 AM
It is a psychological issue. They are not really in a hurry but have this psychological pressure to push, horn, speed and drive close to the next car. Kind of a mental disurbance, but present in many other countries as well.
gune Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:49 AM
How did you come to that conclusion?Sure it is the divisional secretariat vehicle as the most of the drivers are inexperience stooges of the politicians.
gune Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:53 AM
Yes you are right Rayan,when we think of that massacre this is nothing,Any way deepest sympathies.
malkanthi Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:56 AM
poor kid must be sitting for the school term test.
Bird Eye Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:07 AM
If the colliding vehicle is from a Minister, Gov, Police or Forces, reckless and arrogant driving most probably have caused the accident. Attitude of the people is at a very low level. When would they grow up?
Above the crowd Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:10 AM
MOST TOURIST CAB DRIVERS GET FREE LIQUOR IN EVERY HOTEL AND RESTAURANTS IN SRI LANKA
Above the crowd Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:24 AM
Which of the driver was drunk?
zulu Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:53 AM
Rayan... you speak like a true sri lankan.... (never think before talking)
Abeyratne Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:27 AM
Driving conditions in Sri Lanka are an embarrassment.
gamini Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:41 AM
There is something I really can't understand in SL . Why is that almost every motorist is in such a big hurry. Do they think they have to drive fast once they are in the driving seat !!
Sumith Wednesday, 24 November 2010 10:00 AM
not an excuse indeed
Lucy Wednesday, 24 November 2010 10:18 AM
Of all the people who have complained here about the reckless driving in SL, how many follow the road rules? How many of you stick to your lane and follow the instructions given on the road signs?
K.Kaliu Wednesday, 24 November 2010 10:36 AM
We now become famous for this too. All fault of Toddy or Arrack?
Fair N Square Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:43 AM
Good suggestion. most countries have highways just like u say
Fair N Square Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:49 AM
Driving is a privilege, not a right. Employ the point system and when needed, suspend it or REVOKE it These are matters the ministers need to care about. NOT to just being in proposals to make a buck.
Nihal Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:50 PM
You are right ..they have enough time to talk nonsons all the day but if they are in driving seat they don´t have a nay lit bit time.
pissu balla Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:04 PM
Accident happen everywhere and it won't tarnish country's image. I do not know why people think like that.
cp Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:32 PM
It is with great responsibility I say, that I have witnessed many of those vehicles attached to the Govt especially ministers there backup vehicles vehicles of the forces never abide to the road rules. Even when no VIP goes with them, this may be another issue I don't put the entire blame on the divisional Secy's vehicle.
Lanke Banda Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:49 AM
What baffles me the most is why Police Traffic men signal manually at Automated Traffic Lights ?????? Isn't it better to leave the Auto.Traffic Lights to serve its intended purpose and the Traffic Policemen to do something more Productive and Useful. Maybe with more effective traffic policing the risk of Fatal accidents can be reduced.
Rikshow Wednesday, 24 November 2010 05:53 AM
I dont know who's mistake, but these DS vehicles they dont drive, they fly
hemantha Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:23 AM
Reckless Drivers tarnish our image internationally when tourisum is Blossoming in our country....!!! to whom to tell ?
RNB 72 Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:24 AM
Speed limits should be brought compulsory irrelevant of any VIP status.
Muraly Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:28 AM
Divisional Secretariat must be driving at high speed cause to this unfortunate kiling.
Thath Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:39 AM
zulu Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:40 AM
A sad incident to a beautiful vaccation. Destiny meets Fate....our deepest Condolences
local boy Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:52 AM
Very sad incident, deepest sympathies
Saman/South Africa Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:56 AM
Accident Happens every where
King Kong Wednesday, 24 November 2010 05:11 AM
There is nothing called destiny. It is we who make it.
Kosala Fernando Wednesday, 24 November 2010 05:15 AM
She came here to die, it's her destinity, in an earlier life she must have vowed to die in Sri Lanka
show man Wednesday, 24 November 2010 05:23 AM
Government sevents rushing to go home than earlier after the salary increase.
Ryan Wednesday, 24 November 2010 05:24 AM
British killed thousands of people in our country in Uva Wellassa 200 years back.
keerthi wijesinghe Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:12 AM
This the most dangerous virus in our country than terrorism. Motor accidents can scare the foreigners as they clearly witness the rechless driving in the country.
Nethmi Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:00 AM
The tourist's vehicle has driven too fast. Plz Don't get decision without knowing the real incident.
Faqi Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:04 AM
If government vehicles do not adhere to the traffic laws of the country, how could one expect the others to do so. All government drivers must be given a refresher course in proper driving techniques and speed limits.
DMan Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:06 AM
Fix the road rules and road culture before building highways/ports and airports.....
sltk2004 Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:40 AM
Speed limits should be made put only in required places. In some very far away places,in very good roads with very little traffic we have un-necessary speed limits.
malkanthi Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:42 AM
Ya this destiny is due to 'madavi driving' in sri lanka. My friends coming from overseas say they are frightened to drive here due to lawless driving of this country.
the under taker Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:57 AM
MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE
ajith Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:11 AM
Most of the drivers drive crazy as if they need to rush to the toilet to relieve them selves.They are so impatient and make others life miserable!!!
Juvanis Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:19 AM
In the Amazing Race Asia contest which was telecast recently it was shown to the whole world how reckless our drivers are. in that, the services of a reputed cab service was used to transport the contestants (foreign) from the airport to colombo. Nearly all the contestants had their eyes shut due to high speed and recklessness of the drivers.
it was not the case in any of the other countries the contest was held.
There has to be a way to decipline our drivers.
snf4 Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:37 AM
All the roads, at least those to be built in the future, should be split allowing one way traffic. Then even an accident occurs the impact will be less, so less fatal.
Knight Ryder Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:40 AM
We all know how Public Servants are allowed to drive on the roads so this a result of that.
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